School - Salford Business School
Subject area - International Finance, Accounting and Economics
Start Date(s): September
MSc (one year full-time or two years part-time)
PgDip (eight months full-time or two years part-time)
PgCert (four months full-time or one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,417 per 30 credit module
UK - £8,500
International - £14,400
- For practising accountants looking to progress in their career
- Taught by subject area experts
- A programme that equips you with the necessary theory and skills to work successfully in professional accountancy services and corporate sectors
- Part-time study option
- Work/industrial placement opportunity
- International students can apply
This programme is new for September 2018. Delivered by industry experts, it helps you prepare for ACCA exams while studying for a postgraduate degree
The MSc Professional Accounting specifically addresses the needs of those who have completed a first degree in accounting where they have passed all F(fundamental) papers F1 – F9 and wish to study for the outstanding P(professional) papers to qualify as an accountant.
You will identify, formulate and solve business problems employing appropriate methodologies, qualitative and quantitative skills, and involving the creation and assessment of management needs. This programme is highly industry-focused so you will be learning from industry experts who have themselves sat and passed the ACCA exams; and using modern accounting and management techniques that are used in industry.
This is a challenging course and, in order to reach the standard demanded by the ACCA, students are expected to be very focussed on their studies both in class and in your personal study time. However, Salford Business School will support you both academically and pastorally to achieve your potential.
By the time you graduate, you will have enhanced your professional abilities and developed your skills in critical thinking and analysis so you are ready to sit your ACCA professional papers. At the same time, you will also have gained a Master’s degree.
The course is delivered in two blocks of intensive study periods. For each block, you study two modules for a 12-week period. Face-to-face teaching is delivered on campus for two half days each week. In addition, you will attend the taught element of the Industry Collaboration Project each Wednesday afternoon during the 12-week blocks.
Part time students study alternate modules (one module on, one module off) to complete their degree in two years.
During this period, you will also undertake independent study in your own time with online support through the University’s virtual learning environment, Blackboard.
For the final third of your studies, you will work on your Industry Collaboration Project, working with your own or another organisation.
Semester 2Choose any two of the following:
Semester 3Industry Collaboration Project (ICP)
This module accounts for the final 60 credits of your degree and gives you the opportunity to examine an issue that is important to an organisation. The Industry Collaboration Project offers four different options: a Work Placement, a three month Internship, the applied Dissertation and, from September 2019, the Entrepreneurship path. You will be allocated a supervisor to mentor you through your chosen project and receive support wherever necessary from the Salford Business School Employability Team. For all options students are encouraged to address a real organisational issue, and to disseminate their work to a wider audience, meaning that you can create real impact through your Industry Collaboration Project.
Through this option, along with applying your theoretical knowledge from the taught elements of the programme, you will develop the transferable skills and qualities required for entrepreneurial behaviour and work on your own innovative business idea. You will reflect on business opportunities, challenges and strategies with the aim of establishing a new businesses, or incorporating entrepreneurial thinking into the management of an existing organisation. The three month Entrepreneurship path will be assessed through the development of an Initial Business Proposal and an 8,500 word Comprehensive Business Proposal accompanied by a 30 minute presentation.